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The Honourable Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, son of Charles Jenkinson, Earl of Liverpool and Catherine Jenkinson
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Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, who became the 3rd Earl of Liverpool in 1828, was born on 29th May 1784 to the first Earl of Liverpool, his mother being a daughter of Sir Cecil Bisshopp, Bart., of Parham, Sussex. He was a Page of Honour to George III., served in the Royal Navy 1794-7 and fought in several naval actions, including Lord Howe's victory of June 1st, 1794. He was afterwards attached to the Embassy at Vienna, and, later, fought at Austerlitz as a volunteer in the Austrian army. He held various posts as an Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of his brother, who was Prime Minister for 15 years. He was Lord Steward of the Household to Queen Victoria from 1841 to 1846, and died at Buxted on Oct. 3rd, 1851. In the 1830s Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson had resided at Buxted Place and was responsible for the controversial move of Buxted Village to its current location. He lived for a time at Felbridge Place in East Grinstead, having acquired that property in 1810 by marriage with Julia, the only daughter of Sir George Augustus William Shuckburgh-Evelyn, a baronet distinguished for his scientific researches. Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson was returned as Member of Parliament for East Grinstead in 1818, 1820 and 1826.

See also Buxted the Beautiful by Rev. K.H. MacDermott published in 1929, The History of East Grinstead published in 1906 and
c 1750
Horsfield's Sussex
Buxted Place, the seat of the Earl of Liverpool, is a noble mansion built of brick, and displaying the utmost simplicity of architecture. It was begun about the middle of last century [i.e. c 1750], by Edward Medley, Esq., Barrister at Law, and was finished by his nephew, George Medley, Esq., who, as a wine merchant in Portugal, amassed an immense property; a part of which, however, he lost in the ravges occasioned by the memorable earthquake in Lisbon, in the year 1755.
Settling at Buxted, he for many parliaments represented the borough of Seaford, and afterwards East Grinstead.
29th May 1784
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Film 1760889
19th Jul 1810
Julia Evelyn Medley Shuckburgh-Evelyn
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c 1811
Birth of a daughter
Catherine Julia
Birth of a daughter
Selina Charlotte
Birth of a daughter
Louisa Harriett
1814 to 1851
Buxted The Beautiful
The [Buxted] estate passed to George Medley's niece Julia Shuckburgh nee Evelyn (from 1796 until her death in 1797),
to her husband Sir George Shuckburgh (from 1797 until his death in 1804),
to his daughter Julia Jenkinson nee Shuckburgh (from 1804 until her death in 1814),
and on to her husband Cecil Cope Jenkinson, Earl of Liverpool (from 1814 until his death in 1851).
3rd Earl of Liverpool
Buxted The Beautiful
At Buxted Park; Liverpool, The Earl of
Pigot's Directory
c 1836
Buxted The Beautiful
When the Earl of Liverpool was at Buxted Place he wished to remove the village elsewhere, so as to enlarge the park and render it more secluded. He accordingly offered to build new houses for the inhabitants anywhere in the parish they wished, if they would move, but the people refused, and stayed where they were. Lord Liverpool then declined to do any repairs to the property, and in course of time the houses fell into decay and became uninhabitable. The tenants had to move then, and the remains of the old village were swept away entirely. This was about 1836. Tradition has it that the Earl wished to remove the church as well, but public opinion was too strong for that vandalism, and the church [St Margaret's] stands to-day in its splendid isolation.
At Buxted Park; Liverpool, Rt. Hon., Earl of
Pigot's Directory
c 1845
Buxted The Beautiful
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stayed at Buxted Place about 1845, when the Earl of Liverpool lived there.
At Buxted Place; Liverpool, Rt. Hon., Earl
Post Office Directory
30th Mar 1851
At Buxted Park in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Head; widowed; occupation: peer
1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
3rd Oct 1851
In the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
Buxted The Beautiful

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Jenkenson, Jenkinson individual records
The ancestral pedigree of The Honourable Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson
 Charles Jenkinsonm: c 1755Amantha Cornwall 
 b: c 1730  b: c 1730
 b: c 1757 
 Charles Jenkinson
Earl of Liverpool
m: c 1782Catherine 
 b: c 1757  b: c 1760
 Charlotte Charles Cecil Cope 
 b: c 1783 London b: 29th May 1784 London
d: 3rd Oct 1851 Buxted, Sussex
 The Honourable Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson
Earl of Liverpool, peer
m: 19th Jul 1810Julia Evelyn Medley Shuckburgh-Evelyn 
 b: 29th May 1784 London
d: 3rd Oct 1851 Buxted, Sussex
  b: 5th Oct 1790 Warwickshire
d: 1814
 Catherine Julia Selina Charlotte Louisa Harriett 
 b: c 1811
d: 1877
 b: 1812
ch: 28th Jul 1812 St. Mary, London
 b: 1814
ch: 10th Apr 1814 St. Mary, London

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